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If we had to pick only one cross-training activity, this would be it.
Modern skiers know how to use their equipment, the snow and the terrain to their benefit-and you can too.
Learning the proper technique for mounting bindings lets you talk shop with backroom techies to make sure they do the job right.
Finally, sophisticated shaped-ski technology trickles down to the half-pint crowd. And, boy, are they having fun.
Benjamin Raich led a 1-2 Austrian finish Saturday in a giant slalom and drew closer to overall World Cup leader Bode Miller, who lost a ski during the second run and slid off the course.
Here's the easiest¿and cheapest¿single step to improve your skiing: Take your skis out of the closet and head to your local shop for a tune.
It may be easier to keep cruising within the comfort zone, but true satisfaction is born of exceeding personal limits.
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